Featured home: Large Portsmouth colonial overlooks Sakonnet River

The River Hylands neighborhood in Portsmouth is home to an architect-designed Colonial that offers everything for a growing family looking for space, comfort and modern amenities. The …
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Voter registration deadline approaching

Sunday, Oct. 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the November election which will be held this year on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Tuesday, Oct. 18, is the last day to apply for a General Election mail …

Holland to get hoist to Crow’s Nest at Fisherman’s Ball

The Sakonnet community will mark the end of the summer season by celebrating the time-honored Fisherman’s Ball on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Sakonnet Point Club from 6 to 10 p.m. The event, which is …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island are unchanged this week, averaging $2.18 a gallon across the state for the second straight week, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.18 price is three cents below the …

House Hunt: Open houses scheduled around East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns across the East Bay Barrington 344 Sowams Road — Sunday, Sept. 25 1-3 p.m. Ranch, 3, 1, $369,000. Coldwell Banker, Maria …

Coffee, baked goods and more at Black Pear in Barrington

A black pear is an exotic and rare fruit, and became the inspiration for the name of a new farm-to-table restaurant in Barrington. Black Pear, located next to East Bay Oyster Bar (formerly …

Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, multiple house party charges

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests: Karen M. Chiaro, 63, of Roma Street in Bristol, was charged with domestic assault on Sept. 12. Kaitlin M. Martel, 24, of Hopeworth …

Bristol hotel proposal mired in 'regulatory morass'

Plans for a long-envisioned hotel on Gooding Avenue are still in the works, but there is no timetable for the project after the state Department of Environmental Management sent developers back to …

Mt. Hope soccer struggles early

The Mt. Hope boys soccer team fell to 0-1-4 after another tie at Lincoln High School Tuesday, 1-1, their fourth draw of the season. Last Thursday, the Huskies played Hope High School to a 2-2 …
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Back to School 2016

A LIFE focus section with all the information you need to know before your child goes back to school.

Opinion
Letter: Power shift needed on Barrington council

To the editor: On Nov. 8, Barrington voters’ choices for town council will have a major impact on the future of our town. I urge all voters to pay close attention to the Candidates records …

Letter: Alliance helps give peace a chance

Letter: Auction, reception help ‘protect and improve’ the bay

Letter: Source of climate change in doubt

Speak-Out: 'Hoodlums' of Bristol, carpetbagging teachers

Police Report
Barrington police: Do you know this dog?

Barrington police are trying to reunite a dog found running loose in Swansea, Mass. with a its rightful owner.  A man called the police on Tuesday, Sept. 13, after he found the dog wandering …

Motorist calls police on alleged DOT litterbug

Portsmouth Police respond 3 times to group home in same day

Police, residents unite to locate missing 5-year-old

Warren police logs: Dog takes skateboarder for a ride

Things to Do
Reaping the harvest as quickly as possible

These days, I feel as if I’m living on borrowed time. I pulled carrots and onions and am using the Swiss chard as quickly as I can. When the forecast for a recent Thursday night was 48 degrees, …

Fusion Fest coming to Warren's Burr's Hill

Bristol community cemetery: ‘A place of convergence’

Rally aims to encourage, celebrate addiction recovery

Warren church supper truly a family affair

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.